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No sympathy shown in residential attack: Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan has expressed his anger at the adverse behavior of pro-BNP lawyers towards the judiciary after the attack on his residence on October 28. He called on the lawyer leaders to exercise restraint in dealing with the judiciary.

The chief justice made this comment on Tuesday during the bail hearing of BNP leader Nipun Roy in the case of attack and sabotage at the house of the chief justice. Later, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin informed the media.

The Attorney General said that the image of the Judiciary is being damaged by bad comments about the Judiciary, the Chief Justice also commented.

Addressing the lawyers of BNP, the Chief Justice said that even though there was a lot of excitement about the movement, not even a little sympathy was shown for the attack on the residence.

Meanwhile, the lawyers of BNP also commented that these incidents were undesirable.

The Appellate Division upheld the High Court’s bail granted to the competent judge at the hearing.

The BNP held a mass meeting in the capital on October 28 to demand the resignation of the government and a round of elections under the caretaker government. Before the start of the rally, BNP leaders and workers clashed with the police. A policeman was killed.

At one stage of the conflict, angry BNP leaders-activists attacked the residence of the Chief Justice on Hare Road in the capital. At the same time, an attack was also carried out on Judges Complex, the residence of judges in Kakrail. The central police hospital in Rajarbagh was also set on fire and vandalized.

Several media workers who went to collect news of the rally were injured in the attack by BNP leaders and activists. Several media vehicles were vandalized.

After the October 28 violence, several central leaders of the party, including BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, were arrested.


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